Governor orders flags lowered in remembrance of September 11, 2001

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Governor Gary Herbert has authorized lowering the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah to half-staff on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in observance of Patriot Day.

“September 11, 2001, was one of the darkest days in the history of this country,” the governor said in a statement.  “Many innocent lives were lost, and countless others were forever changed, yet an unprecedented spirit of service emerged and brought with it great healing for our nation.”

“As we observe the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, Jeanette and I request that all Utahns seek to perform acts of kindness as a mark of respect and remembrance.  We also extend our deep appreciation to the service members who continue to defend out freedoms and fight terrorism at home and abroad.”

Flags will be flown at half-staff at all state facilities from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.